Preferred TV show types in the U.S. 2018

The statistic presents information on preferred TV show genres among adults in the United States as of November 2018. The findings show that 88 percent of respondents said that they found comedies to be very or somewhat favorable, however just 53 percent said the same about the horror genre. The least favorable TV show type was reality, with just 45 percent having a favorable impression of reality television shows.

Favorability of selected television show genres among adults in the United States as of November 2018

Share of respondents
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Release date

November 2018


United States

Survey time period

November 15 to 18, 2018

Number of respondents


Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

*The total sample size was 2,200 adults. The data reflects those who considered the genre very or somewhat favorable.
Question: "Do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of the following television show genres?"

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